How To Apply For Driving License In Gujarat

The automobile industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in India. An extensive number of vehicles are sold every day. Owing to these high vehicle sales and the burgeoning population, the vehicle registration process at RTO has increased tremendously.

Gujarat’s Commissionerate of Transport is responsible for issuing a driving licence in Gujarat to its citizens. A driving licence can be issued for a heavy vehicle, a four-wheeler, or a two-wheeler.

 

Types of driving licence in Gujarat

Depending on the class of motor vehicle that you drive, there are different types of driving licences that are issued by the RTO. Before providing a licence, the vehicles are classified into various classes. The driver’s licence is chiefly divided into 2 types: For personal use, and for commercial use. For personal use, the driver’s licence is divided into the following categories:

  • MC 50CC: For motorbikes of the capacity of 50cc or less

  • MCWOG/FVG: two-wheelers without gears

  • LMV-NT: Non-transport light motor vehicles

  • MC EX50CC: Geared motorcycles with an engine capacity of more than 50cc

  • MC With Gear or M/CYCL.WG: All two-wheelers with gear

For commercial vehicles, the driver’s licence is divided into the following types:

  • MGV: For vehicles carrying medium goods

  • LMV: light motor vehicles like cars and jeeps

  • HMV: Heavy motor vehicle

  • HGMV: Heavy Goods Motor Vehicle

  • HPMV/HTV: Heavy passenger motor vehicle/Heavy transport vehicle

  • Trailer: individual holding licence for Heavy transport vehicle can apply for a driver's licence for a trailer

 

Eligibility criteria to acquire a driving licence in Gujarat

  1. Minimum 16 years of age to acquire a licence to drive a two-wheeler without gear

  2. Minimum 18 of age to acquire a licence to drive a two-wheeler with gear, a four-wheeler, tractor, car, or a non-transport vehicle

  3. Minimum 20 years of age to acquire a licence to drive a heavy transport vehicle

     

Documents required to apply for a driving licence in Gujarat

The RTO website of Gujarat (http://rtogujarat.gov.in/form.php) provides all the significant forms necessary for the application of a driving licence. They are available in both languages, English, as well as Gujarathi. The required documents are:

 

How to apply online for a driving licence in Gujarat

Driving licence in Gujarat can be acquired either by applying for DL online or at the RTO. A test slot can be booked online but a visit to the RTO office is mandatory in order to provide biometrics and take the test.

  1. Select your state, Gujarat, in this case, on the following link: https://parivahan.gov.in/sarathiservice10/stateSelection.do)

  2. On the homepage, you will come across an ‘apply online’ section.

  3. Here, choose ‘New Driving licence’

  4. After carefully reading the steps, click ‘continue’

  5. Next, add your demographics and other respective details like name, address, email ID, mobile number, RTO address, blood group, relation data, qualification, class of vehicle, date, and country of birth. Click ‘submit’

  6. An application number will be received on your desktop as well as your phone number

  7. Upload the documents mentioned above, your passport photographs, signature, verify them, click ‘submit’ and pay your fees.

  8. To book a slot for your Driving licence exam, you need to submit your application number and date of birth.

  9. After making the payment, print your application form and payment slip and carry it with you during the driving exam.

     

Application of driving licence in Gujarat at the RTO (Offline)

  1. At your nearest RTO office, the application form can be filled and signed, ready for submission, along with the required documents and photographs. The forms can be pre-filled by downloading from the RTO website in order to save time.

  2. The RTO officer will cross-check the data provided and will later inform you whether you’re eligible to take the test.

  3. If you opt for a Smart Card Driver’s licence, you will be required to pay a fee of Rs. 200.

  4. Once your appointment for the Driving licence exam is scheduled, your driving test will be conducted in the presence of a Motor Vehicle Inspector.

  5. If you pass the test, the driving licence will be sent to your residential address within the stipulated time period.

  6. If you do not pass the test, you will be asked to take the test again after 7 days.

     

Driving Licence Renewal in Gujarat

The validity of 20 years is provided to the owner of the Driving licence. If one crosses the age of 50, the licence must be renewed. Some points to be remembered prior to driving licence renewal:

  1. Once your driving licence expires, a grace period of 30 days is provided for renewal

  2. You are required to furnish your medical certificate if your age is above 50 years of age

  3. No Objection Certificate is mandatory if you have moved to, or from another state

  4. The charges required to renew your licence is ₹50 (if renewed within 30 days). Additional late fees of ₹50 must be paid in case of delay. If you opt for Smart DL, a fee of Rs. 200 will be charged.

     

Applying for duplicate driving licence in Gujarat

Only in case your driving licence is torn, stolen or misplaced, you can apply for a duplicate driver’s licence. Documents required to procure a duplicate driver’s licence are:

  • N.O.C from the RTO that issued original DL

  • Application form L.L.D

  • Details of original DL

  • Copy of FIR in case the DL is stolen

  • A fee of ₹200 in case you require to change your name or address

 

Applying for International driving licence in Gujarat

If you wish to apply for an international driver’s license in Gujarat, you will have to follow these steps:

  1. Submit form 1A and 4A to the RTO. Form 1A is the medical certificate and Form 4A is application form for an international driving licence

  2. Submit copy of documents like existing driver’s licence, visa, passport and three passport size photographs

  3. Pay fees of ₹500. You also cannot apply for an international driver’s licence online. You are required to meet the RTO in charge in person

  4. You will then receive an International permit with a validity of 1 year

  5. Renewal after expiry and duplication of international driver’s licence is not permitted

     

Conclusion

Following road safety guidelines is crucial for all commuters. In addition to streamlining driver’s licence applications, various implementation policies to reduce untrained and unlicenced populations have been recently constructed in order to encourage safe driving practices. In addition to obtaining an applicable licence and registration, procuring an insurance policy is another essential and mandatory safety practice. Once you receive your driving licence, you can opt for a comprehensive insurance policy, like the Bajaj Allianz Motor Insurance plans on Finserv MARKETS. If you own a car, you can opt for the car insurance policy on Finserv MARKETS and consider the two-wheeler insurance for your bike. Take advantage of its benefits including instant settlement of claims, hassle-free renewal, access to a network of over 4000 garages across India, and cashless claims. Consider the motor insurance policies on Finserv MARKETS now and rest assured that you’re financially protected when you hit the road.

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